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‘Breaking Bad’ director Michelle MacLaren will direct ‘Wonder Woman’

Wonder Woman has finally found a director. According to The Hollywood Reporter, television director Michelle MacLaren has signed on to develop and direct the film, due out in 2017 with Gal Gadot in the title role. Batman v. Superman director Zack Snyder has been tapped to produce. The decision makes MacLaren the first female director to helm a tentpole superhero film in recent years, and only the second overall.

Warner Bros. reportedly conducted a long search for a female director for Wonder Woman, a movie about who might easily be comics’ most important female superhero. MacLaren is ultimately a solid choice — the Emmy Award winner has worked on popular shows like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Games of Thrones during the course…

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‘Hardcore’ is the first-person feature-length followup to ‘Bad Motherfucker’

Most filmmakers rely on careful cinematography, emotive writing, and nuanced performances to make the audience empathize with their main characters. Director Ilya Naishuller has another method. In Naishuller’s Hardcore, a sci-fi action movie currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, he puts the audience behind the eyes of the main character, giving them a first-person perspective on a feature-film length trail of destruction and dead bodies.

Naishuller has used this trick before. Last year he directed the music video for Russian band Biting Elbows’ “Bad Motherfucker,” strapping a camera to the face of an unnamed protagonist and filming his progress as in a video game first-person shooter. The result is a fast-paced, murder-heavy 5-minute…

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‘Vaping Bad’ is the best pun we’ve seen yet for a vape store

Yes, this is real — located in Geneva, New York (that’s about 260 miles northwest of New York City). According to Rachel the owner, the shop opened up about three months ago. Outside of a shop t-shirt, there are no Breaking Bad-themed items — just your standard e-cigarettes, cigars, and water pipes. There is, however, a mannequin in a hazmat suit.

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The final season of ‘Breaking Bad’ is coming to Netflix next month

No show captured the public imagination last year more than Breaking Bad, and it’s going to get a lot easier to watch Walter White’s story from beginning to end next month. The Huffington Post reports (and Netflix confirms) that the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad will be available on the streaming service February 24th.

This actually represents the US doing a little bit of catch-up: Netflix subscribers in the UK were able to watch the final episodes immediately after they were aired. Netflix and Breaking Bad have become intertwined over the past few years, with the show’s creators crediting the service — and the binge watching it enables — for growing Bad‘s fanbase. That relationship looks like it’s going to continue with the…

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Watch Walt and Jesse read the final ‘Breaking Bad’ script for the first time

The video embedded in this post contains big spoilers for Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad‘s finale was perhaps the television event of the year. Watched by millions, the episode brought closure to the show’s loyal followers, and was well received by the majority of critics. Unsurprisingly, it was also well received by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who play the show’s main characters, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.

A video released as an extra for the Breaking Bad: The Complete Series compilation depicts Cranston and Paul discovering the fate of their characters for the first time. Excerpts of the almost-poetic script are read aloud by Cranston, while Paul emotionally reacts to some of the finale’s surprises. As you’d imagine, the video…

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Walter in the Middle: what if ‘Breaking Bad’ were just a dream?

During Breaking Bad’s remarkable run, there was a theory that at the end of the show, Walter White would be sent into witness protection — and he’d take on his new identity as Hal Wilkerson, the Malcolm in the Middle patriarch.

But what if, instead of a prequel to Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad was just a dream within the show? A dream where Hal was free to use the B-word, to be married to a beautiful blonde woman, and to actually enact his Scarface fantasies. A shockingly logical alternate ending explores just that. The video’s origins are slightly mysterious, though the name on the uploader’s YouTube account, Michael Davies, matches the producer of discussion show Talking Bad. And, with the Breaking Bad DVD set due November…

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‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston shows his dark side in Reddit AMA

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Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has taken to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. As expected, the majority of questions center around his work on the hit TV show and his portrayal of meth kingpin Walter White, but Cranston also confirms he was once a voiceover artist for the Power Rangers, talks about his charity commitments, and offers some very dark responses in his examination by Reddit users. If you can’t wait for the final season of Breaking Bad to begin, Cranston’s AMA may help tide you over until Heisenberg returns to wreak havoc on our screens on August 11th.

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Comparing ‘Angry Birds’ pigs to the ‘Bad Piggies’

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In theory, the pigs of Angry Birds should be no different from those featured in Bad Piggies, Rovio’s recently released spinoff. But according to Wired’s Rhett Allain, there are some differences — most notably, their size. Using Newtonian physics to calculate their real-world size, Allain determined that each pig in Bad Piggies would have a girth of about 96 centimeters. That’s 83 percent the size of the original Angry Birds pigs, which measured at around 1.16 meters wide. The slingshot, in case you were wondering, would stand at about 4.9 meters tall.

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Watch this: ‘Breaking Bad’ intro remade using motion graphics

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Breaking Bad is just about the bleakest TV series to reach prominence in recent times, but its dark themes and outlook haven’t put off creative fans from making homages to Walter White and company. The latest comes from Martin Woutisseth, who initially started off with just a portrait of the cash-hungry chemist, then felt compelled to create one of his accomplice Jesse Pinkman, and before he knew it he had a stack of 13 lovingly detailed characters on his hands. From there, he went on to recreate some of the most iconic backdrops from the Breaking Bad universe and integrated them all with some subtle animation and a fitting soundtrack to create an atmospheric new take on the TV show’s intro.


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